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Patricia Molina, PhD



Keywords Associated with Work AIDS
Metabolic Syndrome X
muscle wasting
simian immunodeficiency virus
traumatic brain injury
Primary Research / Clinical / Teaching Interests Research in Dr. Molina’s laboratory has focused on studying the inflammatory and cardiovascular responses to traumatic injury and hemorrhagic shock. Her studies use a systems biology approach to integrating neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and host defense mechanisms to understating the impact of acute alcohol intoxication on outcome from traumatic injury. Parallel studies investigate the role of chronic alcohol and cannabinoid administration on the disease progression of simian immunodeficiency virus infection.
Contribution of endocannabinoid system to neuropathology of traumatic brain injury
impact of alcohol and cannabinoids on the disease progression of simian immunodeficiency virus infection
Mechanisms underlying post TBI comorbidities
Metabolic Syndrome X
Secondary Research / Clinical / Teaching Interests Endocrine System Diseases
Satellite Cells, Skeletal Muscle
Unique Equipment Used DXA scanner bone densitometry, body composition measurement CSRB 236 Contact Person: Dr. Patricia Molina
ultramicrocentrifuge ultracentrifugation of microtube sized samples MEB 7250 Contact Person: Dr. Patricia Molina
Unique Techniques Used or Developed Flow Cytometry
Last Updated: 10/29/2018